Even More Changes Coming to the Virtual BDC

Reminder: We're upgrading to PastPerfect 5.0 on Monday, Jan. 23rd. The Research Room computer will be offline during the installation process. This means that customers won't have access to Ancestry Library Edition nor to the catalog to do their own searches.

The Library system is updating the software behind our web site. This impacts another part of the "Virtual BDC." The Local History & Nature pages are being converted into DRUPAL supported pages. You'll also notice a "new look" to the index page.

Work is currently underway, so please bear with us. We're doing our best to catch all the mistakes but something may well slip by us.

If while visiting our website or the "Virtual BDC" you notice something awry (as in links take you nowhere or a link for "Sweetgrass baskets" ends up at the Tabby article), please share the details with our website administrator at libwebmaster@bcgov.net.

We appreciate your patience. In the end, we hope that you too will feel that the changes are good ones which improve our customer service.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.